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Functional food and beverages persist during coronavirus
Functional food and beverages persist during coronavirus

Shoppers are looking for snacks and beverages with ingredients that promote health and wellness, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Consumers, chefs increasingly turn to alternative flour
Consumers, chefs increasingly turn to alternative flour

As consumers continue to seek out healthy substitutes for everyday favorites and grapple with dietary needs and desires, the alternative flour market is seeing a surge.

New visions of eating ideologies: Tapping into personalized nutrition
New visions of eating ideologies: Tapping into personalized nutrition

Personalized nutrition is the merging of two major cultural forces: personalization and customization and health and wellness via nutrition.

Consumers crazy for CBD? Today’s cannabis movement echoes natural market of the 1990s
Consumers crazy for CBD? Today’s cannabis movement echoes natural market of the 1990s

Cannabis is poised to be a major disruptive force across a variety of markets, but none more so than food, beverage, and health and wellness. But we’ve seen this type of movement before.

In-store pharmacies, health offerings shifting with trends, technology
In-store pharmacies, health offerings shifting with trends, technology

Large pharmacy chains and grocers with in-store pharmacies are shifting their strategies based on consumer demand and new technology.

Today’s more veggies, less meat culture: What’s behind the momentum into the mainstream?
Today’s more veggies, less meat culture: What’s behind the momentum into the mainstream?

Plants are playing an increasingly important role in consumer food culture; they are a symbol of the natural world, traditional approaches to medicine and global food.

CBD use at spas reaching new heights
CBD use at spas reaching new heights

About 18% of US spas were using CBD last year, according to an upcoming report.

Here’s what healthy means now
Here’s what healthy means now

Just as consumers have pushed for customization in foodservice, choosing everything from bowl formats to burritos to the ingredients that go into each of those, consumers are now looking to custom diets, too, that fit their individual lifestyles.

Trader Joe's private label
Trader Joe's private label

While “wellness” has become a most ubiquitous term, cultural assumptions about what health and wellness encompasses continue to evolve.

Mindful health and wellness
Mindful health and wellness

From meditation to a focus on what can be called “mindful sourcing” in foods and beverages, consumers are increasingly taking a considered approach about not just food but health and wellness habits.

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